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CISSP is Always In Demand

 

Corporate America and the U.S. government have been sounding the alarm bell for years: there's a significant shortage of skilled security professionals in this country. Although numbers vary among various sources, it's safe to say the U.S. is lacking upwards of 350,000 security professionals (as of 2017), and the global shortfall for such jobs is expected to reach 3.5 million by 2021.

Almost every day, around 10,000 positions are available on U.S. job sites that request a CISSP. This clearly points to a need for skilled infosec workers, and CISSPs in particular, which is great news for aspiring CISSP candidates.

A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is a seasoned employee or consultant, usually with a title like Security Manager, Security Analyst or Chief Information Security Officer, to name just a few. This person has been on the job for five or more years, and has thorough knowledge of the IT threat landscape, including emerging and advanced persistent threats, as well as controls and technology to minimize attack surfaces. A CISSP also creates policies that set a framework for proper controls, and can perform or oversee risk management and software development security.

The CISSP is ideal for experienced security practitioners, managers and executives interested in proving their knowledge across a wide array of security practices and principles, including those in the following positions:

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Director of Security
  • IT Director/Manager
  • Security Systems Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Manager
  • Security Auditor
  • Security Architect
  • Security Consultant
  • Network Architect

The CISSP certification has become a pre-requisite for anyone developing a senior career in information security. The CISSP certification provides information security professionals with an objective measure of competence and a globally recognised standard of achievement. The CISSP credential suits mid and senior-level managers who are working towards, or have already attained positions as, CISOs, CSOs or Senior Security Engineers.